Hope floats in MacArthur Park

This summer, Los Angeles will once again be the beneficiary of one of the Masseys’ massive projects: Spheres of Hope. Starting in the third week of August and remaining for four weeks, 7,000 vinyl spheres hand-painted with brightly colored floral and aquatic designs will be floating on the lake at MacArthur Park in downtown Los Angeles.
7.20.15

Malala – Her Work and a Film About her Life So Far

Malala Yousafzai, who turned 18 over the past weekend, possesses an eloquence, courage, and purity of purpose that makes her a true role model for every young person. On July 12, her birthday and now officially Malala Day, she showed up in Syria to build a school for girls. She's an extraordinary heroine in an increasingly complicated and violent world.
7.14.15

Getaway to Balboa Island

Kick off summer with a stroll (or a scooter) in the small coastal town of Balboa Island in Newport Beach. Ever since my family vacationed here when I was in high school, I’ve been in love with the little island full of personality. Here’s a look at what makes Balboa special – all 2.6 miles of it.
6.30.15

Now on Display: L.A.’s on the Menu at the Central Library

Whether you are scanning a chalkboard on the side of a food truck or paging through an elaborate bill of fare at an elegant sit-down restaurant, you probably read a menu simply to figure out what you want to eat. …

6.27.15

Summer Adventures: Letterpress in LA

In this digital age, it may be hard for children to fathom—and for some adults to remember—that the printing of type was once a hand-set labor of love.  Letterpress originated in the 1400s and was the primary form of printing …

5.30.15

Gleaning for Good

Our local farmers market offer a veritable cornucopia of California’s finest fruits and vegetables, but do you ever wonder what happens to the copious amounts of fresh produce that don’t sell by day’s end? Do you lament the trees in …

5.22.15

Childhood Caught on Film: Winky Lewis

What is childhood made up of? Puppy dog tails, princess dresses? Forts in the living room, pancakes on Sundays? A bounce on a new mattress?  A walk in the forest? 

And what is remembered? 

Parents provide the quotidien rythmn and orchestrate the …

5.13.15

PV Peninsula with Kids: Abalone Cove & The Wayfarer Chapel

 

Abalone Cove PV

On an overcast Saturday morning, we headed out to go spelunking at Abalone Cove Shoreline Park in Rancho Palos Verdes. We wanted to explore the tide pools and go for a kid-friendly hike. After a sleepy drive down Pacific …

5.12.15

Art and Kids in May (and beyond)

With K.A.M.P. and the Venice Art Walk on the horizon, families have a chance to expose kids to the artistic process and actually meet artists at work. Getting to know the person that creates a unique work is not only fun, but

5.7.15